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The purpose of this mission was to perform remote sensing of the minor constituents of the middle atmosphere and to study the wave-particle interactions in the ionospheric plasma in the South American anomaly and the auroral zones. This mission is part of the Middle Atmosphere Program (MAP).

Alternate Names

  • Exospheric Sat. C
  • EXOS-C
  • 14722

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1984-02-14
Launch Vehicle: M-3S
Launch Site: Uchinoura Space Center, Japan
Mass: 210 kg

Funding Agency

  • Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science, U of Tokyo (Japan)


  • Space Physics
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Toshihiro OgawaProject ScientistInstitute of Space and Aeronautical Science
Prof. Hiroshi OyaProject ScientistUniversity of
Prof. Tomizo ItohProject ManagerInstitute of Space and Aeronautical Science
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